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Poster: billydlions Date: Jul 11, 2010 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

This is the loudest Phil show that I've heard (I'm going by memory here, so I didnt have a chance to verify it, but I'm on the way out the door)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-08-04.sbd.miller-tobin.35171.flac

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 11, 2010 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

Oh thank you sir. Never ! listened to this show before - started with the Scarlet for kicks. Most sublime.
And strong clear Phil.
My appreciation for Phil’s bass playing really sank in upon attending my first Phil and Friends concert, and it hit me (duh) how powerful and integral to the Dead he was. I guess up until then, I had always been out in the hallways dancing to the sound, riding the wave with Jerry. I certainly always enjoyed it when Phil sang for us though.

AltheaRose, hook your computer up to your home stereo and groove in the here and now! (or whenever appropriate)
otherwise the only advice is learn the torrent thing (I haven’t)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 11, 2010 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

Yeah, I have a nice set of Bose speakers hooked to my laptop so I can actually hear the bass (which refuses to come out on laptop speakers), but that doesn't work when you're not around internet!

Phil's singing ... hmmm ... kind of an oxymoron, I think, if you mean solo! Basically runs the gamut from painful to kinda sorta OK, in a guy-next-door way. ("Hey, that sounded pretty good, dude!" say the folks in the living room to the neighbor singing as he strums the guitar.)

But that's solo singing. I really like it when he sings harmonies. Certainly, in the early years, I think it was often a key part of the sound. There's a raggedy drive to the harmonies then, which I mean in a good way. Not to diss Donna, who gets so much grief, but I'd go for Phil's harmonies over Donna any time.

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 11, 2010 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

Phil sure gets his share of grief, but I’d listen to him sing any old day. He is ok by me!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 11, 2010 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

Oh, I'd listen to him sing. But I reserve the right to be amused.

Actually, that's one of the things I love about Deadheads: the fact that the music isn't about A Show or about Perfection, but the sense of community that embraces the band and asks more that music be done with heart, rather than demanding to be passively entertained with some super-polished, techno-enhanced artifice. Say what you will about Phil's singing, it's certainly not polished. The fact that Deadheads can embrace that is a real positive to me. I don't mean in the sense that "they'll take anything," but in the broader sense of what it shows about how the music is approached.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 11, 2010 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

I'm going to bore to tears those who've read me bang on about this before, but I absolutely agree with you about Phil's contribution to the vocal mix up to, I guess, 72/3 when he left the high-pitched yelping to Donna. It's a vital part of the sound and just makes it for me. Skipping forward 30-odd years from there I'm a great admirer of the openness and honesty Phil brings to his singing post-Dead. He can do a Days Between that just rocks me to my soul.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 11, 2010 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

I wonder what Days Between with Phil singing would be good ?
No , super-duper good .
No, something more ...
Sublime .

http://www.archive.org/details/1999-04-17.paf.sbd.miller.25297.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 11, 2010 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

everyone deserves to hear this show at least once.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 11, 2010 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

It's one of my desert island shows. If I only had time to grab a half dozen shows before going into exile that would be one of them. Sublime.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

Thanks; no time to listen right now, but I've downloaded on your multiple recommendations ... "desert island" is pretty strong praise!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 11, 2010 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

My man.

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Poster: zeroenvy Date: Jul 11, 2010 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shows with good Phil

I was going to reccomend the same show. In my opinion, this is something every phil lesh fan should hear.

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